Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Little Crooked Bookshelf -- with a GIVEAWAY!

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
by Alice Schertle
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry 

What it's all about . . .
Little Blue Truck is back, and this time, he’s visiting the city, where everything is big and fast and loud, and no one seems to want to wait their turn. When all the city cars and trucks and buses end up in a traffic jam, only Little Blue Truck knows what to do to untangle the mess.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .

We’re big fans of Little Blue Truck, and we’re thrilled to see him on the road again in this true Blue sequel!

Our favorite line . . . 
You might be fast/and I might be slow,/but one at a time/is the way to go.

Our favorite illustration . . . 

From LITTLE BLUE TRUCK LEADS THE WAY. Illustration copyright 2014 by Jill McElmurry.

Why kids will love it . . .
A fun, rhyming read-aloud, with lots of dynamic and engaging city scenes. Sure to get little ones’ motors runnin’!

Why grown-ups will love it . . .
At its heart, it’s a story about being patient and taking turns. We can all learn a lesson from Little Blue. Vroom-VROOM!

One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of LITTLE BLUE TRUCK LEADS THE WAY from Jill McElmurry! To enter to win, simply add a comment below.

The winner will be announced on April 2nd.


  1. We LOVE Little Blue Truck here in our house - my mom bought it for my son one (she buys books every time she comes to visit us) and it became an instant hit! Plus it became one of the first books he could read on his own! Beautiful pictures & what a great story and moral for all! Alex (and Julia his sister) would love the autographed copy of Little Blue Truck Leads the Way!

  2. I would love to give my newest great-nephew a signed copy of Little Blue Truck. At this point in his life, I will value it far more than he will. I suspect he will become a huge fan, just like I am.

  3. I love these books and I love that these two smart and cool picture book creators are getting their due. For a peek at the genesis of these books see this post: .

  4. This is such a cute series for kids. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  5. We adore these books, and I think this second one might be even better than the first! Plus, Jill McElmurry and I are birthday twins.

  6. We read this one almost every single night. My boys love it.

    1. Mike Petrik! You are the winner of the signed copy of LITTLE BLUE TRUCK LEADS THE WAY! Please email your shipping info to: and we'll mail your prize out to you ASAP! Thanks!

  7. Thanks for showing your love for Little Blue Truck!

    Tamson, what an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing it. We just tweeted your link to our followers.

  8. My son's 2nd birthday party this past January was a Little Blue Truck theme. We love both books and I'm a HUGE fan of Jill McElmurry's illustrations.

  9. Love to read LBT to my granddaughter. It's our favorite!